How a Mail Carrier’s Mistake Saved Me from Suicide

Disappointment set in when there was no response, but I figured the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association had thousands of correspondence to monitor a day and probably wouldn’t see mine.

“Lord, I just want some of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association team to see my article and be blessed by what I said about Billy and their magazine.” I prayed when I tweeted the link to my 2018 blog post entitled What #BillyGraham Meant to Me in answer to a #HealthyFaith Chat question on Twitter. 

Several days later, I was stunned to receive the following message from BGEA’s Twitter account:

“Hi Rachael! I’m a website writer at Billy Graham. My team recently came across your incredible testimony involving Decision magazine, and we’d love to have an interview with you and write an article. Is that something you’d be willing to do?… — Lizzy Long”

Humbled, honored, blessed to share my testimony on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website. Click HERE to read: A Mail Carrier’s Mistake Saved Her from Suicide

“Wow, God.”

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21 NKJV)

Grateful to Jesus for salvation and for BGEA for the part they played in my story. 

Also blessed by my friend and fellow writer Cherrilynn Bisbano and by Coach Mark Prasek of #PJNET.tv for the opportunity to share some of the exciting things God has been doing in my life of late. Video below:

(Yes, I’m behind on updating you, but I’ve got lots of exciting upcoming news and guests to share.)

PURE GOLD:“A disciplined life is born of effort, not excuses.” — Pastor and author Michael Duncan

Think not yourself a Christian if you hate the righteousness God loves and love the sin He hates. — Pastor and author Michael Duncan Click to catch the conversation with Pastor Duncan—master of the one-line sermon in my prior post HERE.

Click HERE for excerpts from and links to all my interviews featuring pastors, pastor’s wives, and missionaries from around the world!

Click HERE to read inspiring articles by BGEA writer Lizzy Long.

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*UPCOMING: A series of interviews featuring law enforcement officers from around the country coming soon!

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What #BillyGraham Meant to Me

Let the Light In:

We can’t always stop the demons from stalking us—ambushes happen. Sometimes they squeeze their way into our lives through the cracks we leave untended. Sometimes they batter down the door. Life happens. Depression, anxiety, fear, apathy, bitterness, anger, suicidal thoughts…. may show up at your house. Just don’t invite them under the covers and curl up in bed with them… Click HERE to continue reading Let the Light In.

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Click HERE to read: A Mail Carrier’s Mistake Saved Her from Suicide on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.

© 2021 Rachael M Colby | Tattoo It On your Heart

Author: Rachael M Colby

Born and raised in Jamaica, award-winning writer Rachael M. Colby resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Wife, mom, beach bum, artist, work in progress, avid Tweeter—#HealthyFaith Chat leader, Rachael writes to glorify God, encourage believers, and reach the lost. She connects culture’s questions with Christianity’s answers, inspires faith, and motivates through articles, devotions, poetry, and interviews. She has a heart for racial reconciliation and to uplift those who serve in tough places. Her work has appeared on Southern Ohio Christian Voice, Inkspirations Online, and on the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Blog. She runs on copious amounts of coffee and chocolate. Her WIPs include a compilation of her family’s and others’ stories of their work as civil rights activists (adult and children’s books), and a devotional for writers. You can connect with Rachael on her website, TattooItOnYourHeart.com—a place for seekers, followers, and writers, and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

8 thoughts on “How a Mail Carrier’s Mistake Saved Me from Suicide”

    1. I’m so humbled and honored by the opportunity to share my story with the ministry that played a part in my salvation story. Thank you for reading, and welcome to my corner, Dr. Hayes. God bless you.

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  1. Rachael, you are the best. You have continued and persevered in doing what God has called you to do. I’m so grateful people are taking note as you share your story and how it is entwined with God’s story. Bless you, friend.

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  2. Congratulations on your interview/article Ms. Rachael. We never fully understand why or when God does what He does, but we know it is NEVER a mistake. 🙂 God’s blessings young lady.

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